Sprint’s chief executive officer, Marcelo Claure, will also join TIDAL’s Board of Directors.“ Sprint shares our view of revolutionizing the creative industry to allow artists to connect directly with their fans and reach their fullest, shared potential,” said JAY Z.When Ciara isn't working on new music or out on tour, she is a devoted philanthropist who is dedicated to improving the lives of children and empowering women across the globe.

The Sprint-TIDAL partnership comes on the heels of TIDAL’s recent announcement revealing the availability of “ Master” quality recordings.

A wide variety of content from labels and artists, including Warner Music Group’s world-renowned music catalogue, is now available in Master audio across all of TIDAL’s available markets worldwide.

The dynamic range of this year's nominees is exhibited across several awards fields, including American Roots Music, R&B, Dance/Electronic Music, and Rock, but it's perhaps best showcased in the Album Of The Year category, which represents a mix of genres—pop, R&B, rap, and country. 12, 2017, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from - pm ET/- pm PT.

Looking at the recordings nominated for Album Of The Year, an even greater degree of musical advancement and sonic experimentation is revealed: the emotion-stirring vocals of Adele, who brings a soulful depth to a collection of classically fine-tuned pop ballads; Beyoncé's ability to paint a picture, layering poignant R&B vocals over a tapestry of sounds that range from blues-rock to hip-hop; Justin Bieber's growth as a songwriter and evolution as a pop powerhouse; Drake's continued genre-bending, which now invites island influences to his signature sound; and the definition-defying Sturgill Simpson who made many of us re-explore the vast territories that country abides."Every submission we receive for GRAMMY consideration represents intensely soul-baring, technically exacting creative work—no group understands what each recording embodies better than Recording Academy voters, who are professional music makers themselves," said Bill Freimuth, Recording Academy Senior Vice President of Awards. Soul Train Music awards 2016 celebrated the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop by highlighting both returning legends and breakout stars with unrivaled musical moments and titillating performances.

Upholding an unbreakable string of smashes, her catalog boasts the No.1 hit "Goodies," Top 5 R&B chart hits "1,2 Step," "Oh," "Promise," and "Ride," and her most recent platinum-certified single and 27th charted hit "I Bet" from 2015's acclaimed Jackie.

Known for her unparalleled dance abilities, Ciara's video archive showcases some of the most memorable choreography in pop music. Records and look forward to the next chapter of her storied music career," said Cameron Strang, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Ciara's influence has continued to permeate the world of fashion and beauty.

Selected from nearly 22,000 submissions across 84 categories, the nominations reflect the range of artistic innovation that defined the year in music.

As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY® is voted on by The Recording Academy's membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers."Just as we see emerging musicians experimenting, we're also seeing established artists resisting what's expected of them and, instead, embracing the creative freedom they've been afforded through their success, blurring the lines between music's mainstream and artistic edge," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. The Recording Academy will present the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb.

Meanwhile, Drake takes the crown as #1 artist at Rhythmic, while The Weeknd lands at #4. REPUBLIC continues its Hot AC dominance as the format's #1 Label, holding the #1 and #2 Hot AC Song of the Year slots with Shawn Mendes' "Stitches," and James Bay's "Let It Go," respectively.

Lastly, 2016 concludes with the label notching #1 at AC as well with 20.2% share and 1.1 million spins.

JAY Z and the artist-owners will continue to run TIDAL’s artist-centric service as it pioneers and grows the direct relationship between artists and fans.